RETRO REMATCH FUN! Apropos of nothing, let's time travel back to [spinning wheel of randomness] 2000. Who gets your vote in... [spinning wheel of randomness again]... Best Actor? Make your case in the comments.
- Javier Bardem, Before Night Falls
- Russell Crowe, Gladiator
- Tom Hanks, Cast Away
- Ed Harris, Pollock
- Geoffrey Rush, Quills
Bonus Q: If you could replace any of these men with these other key 2000 leads tell us who and why:
- Michael Douglas, Wonder Boys (GG Nom)
- Jamie Bell, Billy Elliott (SAG Nom)
- George Clooney - O Brother Where Art Thou? (GG Win)
- Christian Bale - American Psycho (zero nominations... except right here at The Film Experience where he medalled in our infant online year albeit at a different web address and a Boston non-profit indie film awards group called Chlotrudis then in their 6th year)
*Our actually serious Oscar competition investigation -- the "Smackdown" Series -- is not dead. There were just some speedbumps. News on the delayed 1963 Smackdown coming soon.